A Yoga-Writing Workshop
We all have stories to tell. For some of us, they lie buried, deep inside, occasionally rising up and taking us by surprise. In this workshop, we will plumb our bodies and our minds through movement and meditation to find our stories and begin to write them. We’ll explore how the practice of yoga enriches the art of writing. Join me for an inspiring day of play and work. Through a thoughtful mix of breathing, meditation, and movement accessible to everyone, writing exercises, group sharing and discussion, we will dive into our bodies and minds and generate new work. No previous experience required. Open to all levels.
When: Thursday, May 31 from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: WriteSpace in Jerusalem
Revision Workshop with Nadia Jacobson
Congratulations on finishing the first draft of a story, novel, or memoir! Now you need to revise it.
Are you finding it difficult to edit your work because you get lost in the words, you can’t think how best to improve the text or you’re just overwhelmed at the thought of revision? In this workshop, you’ll learn to revise your work to locate its emotional strength, preserve its essence and sharpen its power. By the end of the day, you’ll leave with a host of techniques to review (resee) your work and to restructure and edit it on the macro and micro level.
When: Thursday, June 7 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Where: Raanana Writers Salon
Investment: 450 NIS includes kosher vegetarian lunch, beverages
Jerusalem-based writer, Nadia Jacobson is a fiction editor at the Ilanot Review and holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University. Her fiction appears in The Binnacle, Annalemma, Every Day Fiction, and a number of anthologies. She has taught creative writing at Emunah Ve’Omanut and privately, and has coached writers from first draft to publication.
Writing Scenes: The Backbone of Memoir
This workshop is suitable for anyone contemplating, intending or already in the process of writing a memoir or novel. During the day, we’ll delve into the nuts and bolts of scenes—what they entail, why they’re important, how to construct them. We’ll read and study scenes from works by Ann Hood, Kerry Corrigan, Ann Packer, and Jenna Blum, as well as do writing prompts to help us understand when and how to use scene in our own writing. If you gravitate toward fiction, you’re already aware of scenes because that’s how stories are pieced together. A short story might be comprised of one scene, a novel of one or more scenes per chapter. The larger story arc of a novel or memoir is made up of many smaller beginning-middle-end stories strung together in scenes. In order for your memoir to read like a page-turning novel, you need to grasp the fictional elements of scene. Open to writers of all genres.
When: Monday, June 11 from 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: AACI, Tel Aviv
Mini-Memoir Writing Workshop: What it is, where to begin, how to write it
Do you dream of writing your life stories but feel overwhelmed by the material? In this Mini-Memoir Writing Workshop, you’ll do writing exercises to determine your focus, discuss the best framework for your story, and start putting words on the page. Open to anyone who yearns to write essay-length pieces or a book based on the stories from your life. Open to all levels.
When: June 13, 2018 from 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Nefesh BeNefesh, Tel Aviv
Raanana Writers Salon
The goals of the Salon are to write together, to jump start your creative juices, and to feed off of each other’s energy and ideas. It is open to all levels and genres. Each week will include writing prompts, writing time, sharing aloud and discussion on craft. Open to all levels.
Sunday evenings from 8 PM – 10 PM: April 15 and 29; May 13 and 27; June 10
Wednesday mornings from 11 AM – 1 PM: April 11 and 25; May 9 and 23; June 6
All Raanana Writers Salon classes take place in my writing studio in Raanana and are easily accessible from Herzilia, Kfar Saba, Hod Hasharon, Netanya, Tel Aviv, and the Sharon area.
Call 054 256 7157 or email to sign up. Space limited. Pre-registration required.